My First Ever Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis or simply the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for years. Although it can occasionally be seen in Southern Canada...

Aurora Borealis or simply the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for years. Although it can occasionally be seen in Southern Canada along the Canada-U.S. border, your chances to spot it will greatly increase in higher latitudes closer to the North Pole. In this article, I'll show you pictures of my first ever Aurora Borealis from Kluane National Park Reserve.

Aurora Borealis is one of those things that I really wanted to see while in Yukon, but I was doubtful I would. However, the day before my flight I checked on Internet how to photograph Aurora just in case. Who knew that I would be able to apply that new knowledge?
On our second day of the backpacking trip to Kluane National Park Reserve, after we'd come back from the plato on Observation Mountain, my friend and I were sitting by the campfire, having a dinner and chatting about what we'd seen on that day. 
The time was to go to bed, so we packed all our food and everything that can attract bears and other wild animals into a bear-resistant canister that we rented at Park Canada. I then brought the canister with me, and took it at least 200 m / 600 ft away from our tent. When I turned back, I was stunned by the light show that was happening in the sky right in front of me. I called my friend, but his first reaction was - you're kidding. 'No, I'm serious', I said to him. 
I took my camera, and started shooting the Northern Lights on slow shutter speeds. I used a log as a tripod.
Aurora is unbelievable! And it's constantly changing making new forms and colours. Enjoy!

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